Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Five SE Spec Sheet

From the 2011 Archive


The Five has become ‘the’ definitive Orange bike, ten years in the making, a masterpiece of evolution and subtle refinement. Countless days and nights have been spent thinking about (and riding) the many tweaks and refinements needed to keep it at the forefront of the trail-riding scene. This, our ‘new’ version, continues to push the boundaries with a few choice additions complementing recent developments in mountain bike components. A state-of-the-art pièce de résistance, or a trail tool of simplicity? Whichever, nothing is more fun to ride…

The 2011 Five stays true to its roots as a low-slung, fast handling trail bike which can play gently in the Dales or storm a black run. The mix of Monocoque construction and custom butted 6061-T6 Reynolds tubes keep weight down with a new tapered headtube adding stiffness. A 30.9 mm seat-tube adds compatibility for more ‘dropper’ seat-posts and we’ve added ISCG mounts for securely fitting a chain device. The same single pivot position continues to keep the suspension balanced between sensitivity and efficiency with the bearing system promoting stiffness and reliability. The Five has already become a classic, and it just got better.

Why the Five SE?

The Five SE is king of bling with the best possible balance of weight, performance and usability. Light enough to win XC races but strong enough for a big-mountain epic. Too fancy? Take a look at the Five Pro.

Read the reviews for the Five...

Five Pro 2010 Trail Bike of the Year

MBR Trail Bike of the Year - Five Pro - May 2010

MBR Five Pro - May 2009

MBR - May 2008

Five SE Specifications

RRP £4,499.99
Sizes 14,16,18,20
Colour Chrome Grey
Tubeset Monocoque/ 6061-T6 OS Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23 XV
Swing Arm QR Axle
Forks Fox 32 Float RLC Fit 2 140mm QR15 TS
Front Mech Shimano XTR
Rear Mech Shimano XTR Shadow 10 sp
Shifters Shimano XTR R Fire +
Brakes Hope Race X2 Pro 160/160
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM51 Hollow Tech 2
Crankset Shimano XTR (3 x 10sp)
Cassette Shimano XTR CSM980 -10
Hubs Hope Pro 2
Rims Mavic XM819 UST
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tyres Continental Mountain King 2.2 UST
Headset Hope ZS Tapered
Stem Thomson X4
Handlebars Easton Haven Carbon Low
Saddle Fizik Gobi XM
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


Five Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size 14" 16" 18" 20"
A. Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
C. Top Tube 542 557 576 596
D. Effective TT 564 582 602 620
E. BB Height +6 +6 +6 +6
F. Chainstay 425 425 425 425
G. Head Tube 120 130 130 150
H. Wheelbase 1096 1116 1140 1160
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140
Shock Length 190 190 190 190
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Standover 680 716 755 791
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.
Fork and Ride Guide

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.